This Sweet Chili Paw-Paw and Pineapple Salad is a huge family favorite. Leftovers make a delicious fruit salad breakfast or serve as a side to a large brunch.
Many South-Africans I know, enjoy a slice or three of Paw-Paw with their dinner. Only the Paw-Paw – it is added as a side dish.
Or I suppose one could call it salad, but with only one ingredient, I am not sure that qualifies as a salad.
Anyhow, to be a little fancier, or to actually want a salad in the full sense of the word, we like a fruity salad.
Especially when we have a BBQ, add some Pineapple, Onions and a few more ingredients and you have a delicious, colorful salad.
There is quite a bit of chopping and cubing in this Paw-Paw and Pineapple Salad, but after that is done, it is toss together and serve.
Best served ice cold !
I like to serve this salad ice-cold. The colder the better, not sure why, but Paw-Paw just taste much better when well chilled.
One thing I remember my kids doing when they were little, was to push all the Bell Pepper to the side, they never liked it raw, but since they are older (and a bit wiser !), both love this salad as is with all the ingredients.
A little tidbit about Paw-Paw and me : when I was expecting my daughter – many moons ago – a colleague of mine at the time, was also pregnant were her first baby.
Let me tell you, it is not a good thing putting two pregnant women together all day. We had Paw-Paw almost every day for lunch… now you might think, that’s okay. No it was not okay ! We had a large Paw-Paw, sliced in half, all seeds removed and filled with ice-cream ! Ice-cream, of all things for lunch … so not good for the figure, never mind the growing tummies !
More Salad recipes you might like:
- Pineapple Honey-Bacon And Avocado Salad
- Ham And Cheese Pasta Salad
- Brie And Pear Salad
- Strawberry, Avocado, Brie and Peanut Brittle Salad
- Apple Slaw
Sweet Chili Paw-Paw and Pineapple Salad
- 1 Large Paw-Paw, (peeled, de-seeded and cubed) or Papaya
- 1 Large Pineapple, peeled and cubed
- 3 Spring Onions, chopped
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- 2 TB Fresh Mint Leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
- Toss all the ingredients, except the Sauce in a mixing bowl
- Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with the Sweet Chili Sauce - serve well chilled
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 93Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 14mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 1g
Nutrition value is not always accurate
Serve well chilled and keep leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.